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Ebola’s silver lining: Guineans learn to have faith in hospitals
8 May 2015 (IRIN ), Seeking out medical help from a féticheur (medicine man, traditional healer, witch doctor or sorcerer depending on what service they are providing) has long been a part of Guinea’s culture and customs. But when Ebola struck, their curative powers were found to be lacking, and Guineans are learning to have more faith in their hospitals.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101468/Ebola-s-silver-lining-Guineans-learn-to-have-faith-in-hospitals
Bullets before the ballot – Bujumbura diary
6 May 2015 (IRIN ), At least a dozen people have been killed in recent days in Burundi amid protests against the president’s plans to run for a third term in office. The unrest has raised fears that the country, after a decade of peace, could slide back into conflict. Regular IRIN contributor Désiré Nimubona explains the challenges of reporting during such turmoil.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101456/Bullets-before-the-ballot-Bujumbura-diary
Schools reopen, but Ebola keeps pupils on the streets
6 May 2015 (IRIN ), Fear and poverty are keeping many children in Sierra Leone out of classrooms and on the streets hawking or labouring– another effect of the Ebola outbreak that kept schools closed for nine months.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101461/Schools-reopen-but-Ebola-keeps-pupils-on-the-streets
How serious are Guinea protests?
5 May 2015 (IRIN ), There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition’s promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the security forces could still see pre-election protests boil over.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101454/How-serious-are-Guinea-protests
Guinea Ebola diary: In the land of lost handshakes
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), IRIN’s West Africa editor Jennifer Lazuta recently spent eight days in Guinea travelling in and around the town of Gueckedou in the heart of the country’s Forest Region, where the Ebola outbreak is believed to have begun in December 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101440/Guinea-Ebola-diary-In-the-land-of-lost-handshakes
Ex-rebels in CAR live in fear and rotting barracks
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), Ex-Séléka rebels in the Central African Republic are living in a terrible state in overgrown and disused army barracks in the capital Bangui. Too scared to venture out, even when they are sick, the former fighters await an uncertain fate as a special court prepares investigate widespread abuses.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101443/Ex-rebels-in-CAR-live-in-fear-and-rotting-barracks
Ugandan rebel leader’s arrest a shot in the arm for justice
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), The arrest in Tanzania of the leader of one of the longest-standing insurgencies in Africa’s Great Lakes region marks a step forward for justice and accountability but is unlikely to bring an end to the transnational network he leads.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101432/Ugandan-rebel-leader-s-arrest-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-justice
Briefing: Is Mali’s peace process in peril?
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), As Tuareg rebels drag their feet on signing the latest peace deal, violence is erupting once again in northern Mali. Here's a look at why the situation might unravel and what the stakes are:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101429/Briefing-Is-Mali-s-peace-process-in-peril
Vaccination teams defeat 'Ebola effect' in Guinea
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), Trying to convince Guinean parents that a measles vaccine is good for their children is no easy task. West Africa's Ebola epidemic began here and the rumour mill has been working overtime ever since. So how did vaccination teams manage to overcome this so-called 'Ebola effect'?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101424/Vaccination-teams-defeat-Ebola-effect-in-Guinea
Kenya backpedals on closure of Somali refugee camp
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), Kenya appears to have softened its stance on the imminent closure of a camp hosting more than a third of a million Somali refugees, weeks after the deputy president announced it would happen within three months, in a reaction to the massacre at Garissa University.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101426/Kenya-backpedals-on-closure-of-Somali-refugee-camp

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